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The Den (ATT 8,450) 28th December 2005 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: A Marriner

Millwall Millwall vs Watford Watford


Stalemate at The Den

By Patrick Whyte.   Last Updated: 28/12/05 11:14pm

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David Tuttle's first game in charge of Milwall ended in a 0-0 draw against Watford.

Despite claiming a point in his first game in charge, The Lions remain rooted to the bottom of the championship, while Watford stay in promotion contention.

The home side started the game strongest and were unlucky not to take the lead on 21 minutes. Bruce Dyer, on loan from Stoke, could only watch in agony as his header struck the far post - denying him a goal against one of his former clubs.

Millwall's poor finishing continued as Kevin Braniff squandered another chance on 33 minutes. Initially, he was lucky to get the opportunity after Paul Robinson's shot deflected off Clarke Carlisle.

Nevertheless, once the chance presented itself the striker should have been able to hit the target instead of shooting wide.

Millwall did not have the first half all their way, with Watford also failing to put away their chances.

Darius Henderson managed to outmuscle Zak Whitbread before squaring the ball to Gavin Mahon, but the former Brentford man wasted the opportunity.

As was the case at the start of the game, Millwall were brightest at the beginning of the half.

However, they failed to translate their pressure into goalscoring opportunities.

Indeed, home keeper Colin Doyle was called upon to keep his side in the game with a great save from Darius Henderson.

Marlon King released Matthew Spring on 66 minutes, who delivered a wicked cross which Henderson met with a downward header from inside the six yard box. But somehow Doyle got his feet to the attempt and kept the ball out of the net.

Late in the game, King almost snatched all three points for The Hornets, capping a great all round performance with a superb long range effort which flew past Doyle's left post.

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Millwall 0-0 Watford



Sky Bet Championship

Sky Bet Championship
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bournemouth 46 90
2 Watford 46 89
3 Norwich City 46 86
4 Middlesbrough 46 85
5 Brentford 46 78
6 Ipswich Town 46 78
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 78
8 Derby County 46 77
9 Blackburn Rovers 46 67
10 Birmingham City 46 63
11 Cardiff City 46 62
12 Charlton Athletic 46 60
13 Sheffield Wednesday 46 60
14 Nottingham Forest 46 59
15 Leeds United 46 56
16 Huddersfield Town 46 55
17 Fulham 46 52
18 Bolton Wanderers 46 51
19 Reading 46 50
20 Brighton and Hove Albion 46 47
21 Rotherham United 46 46
22 Millwall 46 41
23 Wigan Athletic 46 39
24 Blackpool 46 26